Linux Tips: Time and Date



A Windows System Administrator need sometimes to do some basic tasks on Linux boxes...

Today I would like to publish some tips about Time and Date.


  • To show the current time/date use the command: date
  • To synchronize with a specific NTP server use the command: ntpdate
  • To configure the NTP Daemon modify the file /etc/ntp.conf
  • To start the NTP Daemon use the command: ntpd -c /etc/ntp.conf
  • To verify the NTP Daemon use the command: ntpq -p
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